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What Are the Warning Signs of a Septic System Failure?

Without consistent maintenance and proper use of your plumbing systems, you may very well run into problems with your septic tank. If it’s been a while since you’ve called for septic pumping serving Olympia, you might notice issues with your drains clogging or backing up. Other symptoms include standing water in your backyard and abnormal smells and noises coming from your septic tank. If you’re worried about your system, continue reading for a more detailed look at some of the warnings of septic system failure. septic - system

Clogs and Slow Draining

Drain clogs happen to everyone, and they’re often on the mild side. The bad news is that sometimes clogs can lead to backups. When it seems like it’s taking abnormally long for your appliances to drain, the problem could lie within your septic system. Clearing out clogs is simple enough if you have a plunger or an auger. When the clogs are serious, on the other hand, you may need to have your HVAC and plumbing experts help you.

Standing Water

Locating your septic system is not always easy. If it’s easy for your household because you can find it by looking for the standing water, you’ve most likely got a problem on your hands. It’s wise to take a walk around your yard if you think you might need septic pumping or have some issue with your system. Keep in mind that standing water can lead to additional problems like pest infestations and mold growth, so talk to your HVAC and septic pumping professional as soon as you notice standing water in your yard.

Odors and Sounds

A septic tank isn’t supposed to smell great, but it’s not supposed to smell noticeably bad, either. If you smell an unpleasant odor when you’re near your septic tank or drain field, it might be time for a call to the septic pumping professionals. Your plumbing system might also make some strange sounds if your septic system is failing. If you experience one or both symptoms, don’t wait to make call the professionals.

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